• Alison Grade

Do you have 5+ years’ Film or TV experience in any genre? Are you looking to Step up to HOD? Are you 19+ and a resident in the WMCA region? If you answered yes to these questions then this FREE training course is for you.

We are looking for industry professionals working in craft, technical, editorial or production roles across scripted (Film, HETV or continuing drama) or unscripted and who are looking to step up and lead their teams.
Stepping up to HOD can be daunting. As an HOD, your approach and thinking needs to develop as you lead a team and take on extra responsibility.
Led by Mission Accomplished CEO, Alison Grade, with guest speaker sessions from a range of exciting industry experts, this training course is designed to support you as you Step Up to HOD.
Mission Accomplished is particularly keen to receive applications from traditionally excluded groups especially those from:

  • People from racialised identities
  • People that are (d)Deaf, Disabled and/or Neurodivergent
  • Those who are care-experienced.
  • People from a refugee or disadvantaged migrant community
  • Those from a Gypsy, Roma or Traveller community
  • People from LGBTQI+ Communities
  • People from a working class/low-income background (or if you have identified as such in the past)

We welcome applications from all individuals. If you would like support completing the application form and/or would like us to send it to you in an alternative format, please email

This programme is delivered by Mission Accomplished, with the support of the BFI, awarding National Lottery funding, and The West Midlands Combined Authority.


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